Sunday, September 21, 2014
Leif Holmstrand (SE) is an artist, musician and writer. His work currently deals with physical topics such as body essentialism and household waste – distorted through pictorial and linguistic filters of paranoia and phantasm. Heavy sculptural installation pieces built out of garbage, textiles and manipulated cut-up furniture may alternate with sound installations, still images and videos. Performance also plays an important part in this body of work. Many projects are small fragments of a much larger, possibly collective, queer activist pursuit. This is also the case in an upcoming series of collaborations with Ia Neumüller, the first to take place at KRETS.
Ia Neumüller (SE) is among other things an artist working with recipe-based conceptual sculptures and other performative projects. The ongoing process-based installation piece Shoes was recently shown at Vita Kuben at NorrlandsOperan in Umeå. Currently, her focus is on dominant sabotage techniques and physical manipulation – as in a series of collaborations with Leif Holmstrand.